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4th August 2019

Do you Need a Licence to Operate a Grader?

*Last updated: November 2020 Quick Links Do you need a licence to operate a grader? What responsibilities does a grader have? What responsibilities does a project manager or PCBU have? What grader operator training solutions are available? Want to hire a grader? Do you need a licence to operate a grader? When it comes to operating licences for earthmoving machinery like graders there have been changes in recent times that make a yes/no answer complicated, so it might be confusing knowing whether you need a grader licence or not. You may have heard the term 'operator grader ticket' being thrown around when investigating grader operation. Officially, if you are in Australia you no longer need a licence, such as an earthmoving or particular crane certification (EPC), to operate most earthmoving machines. However, it doesn’t mean you can just rock up to a worksite and hop on a grader with no experience. It does mean that you have to take the necessary steps to become a competent grader operator. As graders are a vital finishing machine on any worksite the project manager or the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) are very particular with a grader operator’s experience and skills. The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment. Although this then meant that a range of other management and operator responsibilities took its place to ensure the safety and productivity of the worksite.

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28th October 2020

2020 QLD Election: Biggest Infrastructure Promises, Controversies and Tips

With the 2020 Queensland State Election just days away, every potential party is scrambling to get their last-minute campaign messages out before the blackout period. Maybe your mailbox is crammed full of shiny flyers, maybe you’ve received a text, or maybe your Youtube ads have been bombarded with political faces and bolded words. No matter who you are, no one has escaped the noise of this election. From rumours of tampered ballot boxes to candidate signs being vandalised, election season has never been more chaotic.

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27th July 2020

Construction tenders open for $550m rail upgrade

Tenders are set to open in August for the construction and design contract of the first stage of the $550 million Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade in Queensland.

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